What You Need to Know before Remodeling your Kitchen
It’s every homeowners’ dream to renovate their kitchen to their exact specifications. Once you’ve decided to update your kitchen, there are a few things to consider before getting started.
- What do you need?
It’s important to think about the layout of your kitchen, or your future kitchen, to maximize the use of the space. Will you be doing a lot of entertaining in your kitchen and need extra seating? Need more counter space? Are you able to work with the preexisting layout of the kitchen? How do you most often use your kitchen? Once these questions are answered, save pictures of kitchens that you want to reflect in your space to show your contractor.
- Time to plan.
Having a budget and knowing what exactly you need in your kitchen is a great place to start. Hiring a contractor who is knowledgeable in kitchen remodels will also help you to plan and budget what it will cost to achieve the kitchen of your dreams.
- Hire the right professionals.
Whether it’s simply a carpenter and a plumber, or an architect and designer, figuring out exactly who you need to help you with your kitchen is key. Pavertime’s team of professionals can help you to get the kitchen of your dreams
- Design the schematics.
Knowing how much room you need to have to incorporate all of your appliances is an important step when planning your kitchen. Focus on where things will go, not how they will look in this step.
- Get your fixtures.
Plan out what materials you want to use for your kitchen, and what type of overall look you are going for.
Get contractor estimates.
- How much will it cost you to make your kitchen a reality? Don’t forget to get the construction drawings (CDs) in order and ready to go.
- Prepare for construction.
Plan ahead for how much time it will take to remodel and make plans accordingly. Will you be living in the house during construction? Set up a kitchen elsewhere for you and your family. Also, it’s normal for certain items to be forgotten once the kitchen is finished, so expect a trip or two back from your contractor to make sure these items get finished.
Are you ready to remodel your kitchen?